The Only Questions that You Need to Ask in a Negotiation

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For this live, online, interactive TV show, our regular guest, Peter Morris and I discuss the Only Questions that You Need to Ask in a Negotiation, any negotiation, whether a new lease, real estate purchase or buying a car. The live show will air at 11:00 am, PST on February 23, 2016. Click here to register. You can just watch. But if you want to join in, ask questions or give your two cents, follow the directions at the end of this post. You will need a gmail, email address to participate live. After the live show, the recording will be made available, both in video and audio formats. Yes, you read that right. To successfully negotiate Peter says that you should ask questions, rather than just speak your mind or assert your position Read more

The Most Important Element to a Successful Retail Center

The Most Important Element to a Successful Retail Center

Caruso Affiliated, owner of the hugely successful The Grove in Los Angeles attributes much of its success to the "sense of community," and how the center looks. Brian Colacarro, Vice President of Retail Operations explains that the general managers are on property, before the center opens, making sure that the property looks good and with an emphasis on "guest experience and services." Read more

Talent Management is the Top Concern of CRE CFOs: (Video) Interview with Jennifer McLean

Talent Management is the Top Concern of CRE CFOs: (Video) Interview with Jennifer McLean

During this portion of the interview, Jennifer and I focused on Talent Management, through the eyes of the real estate CFO. According to Jennifer: The talent pool is pretty small They are looking for a higher caliber of employee Employees need to be well rounded Here is an interesting concept, managing real property is not about dirt, it's all about people. I would take that concept even further. Every part of the real estate business is about people, from purchase through management and sale. Read more

Growing up in the Business of Apartment Ownership

Growing up in the Business of Apartment Ownership

Pontificating on the subject, I wonder how easy it would really be to evict a tenant cultivating and selling marijuana in their apartment in a state where such activities are now legal. I assume that although now legal in Colorado, a landlord should still be able to prohibit the cultivation and sale of marijuana from an apartment. Read more

Court Budget Shortfall Hurts Apartment Owners

Court Budget Shortfall Hurts Apartment Owners

Stephen Duringer, whose law firm handles a considerable amount of residential evictions in Southern California can talk, first hand, of the growing costs experienced by residential landlords, much of it resulting from problems with the courts. Read more